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People without sewage systems

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Bad water quality and sanitation are...
major causes of disease and poverty. But the number of people without a connection to public sewage is increasing rapidly. See some water sanitation facts below.

Top 3 facts about people without sewage systems

1

Lacking sewage is a massive problem

In 2030, the number of people without a connection to public sewage is expected to reach a staggering 5.5 billion - 1.1 billion people more than today.


2

It’s essential that we solve it

Better water quality and sanitation not only improves the health of people. It can also help to bring people and nations out of poverty.


3

It’s not rocket science

Providing a glass of clean water and a toilet may be challenging, but it is not rocket science. Many countries have made remarkable progress in providing clean water and sanitation. It can be done!



People without sewage systems

According to the OECD, 5.5 billion people will be without a connection to public sewage in 2030.


Lacking sewage is a massive problem

It’s essential that we solve it

It’s not rocket science

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